Uttarakhand, the Land of Gods, is known for highly developed educational institutions. If you are looking for engineering education, then the Uttarakhand state offers some of the best institutions in India. The state attracts best students.
Following are the top Govt Engineering Colleges of Uttarakhand.
The institute has a glorious background of Thomason College, the college established to train civil engineers needed for construction and maintenance of Ganga canals and Jamuna canals and roads. Initially, civil engineers were trained in Saharanpur and in 1847 the proposal was made to establish the Thomason college in Roorkee.
Thus the college of Roorkee was founded in the year 1847 as the first technical institution in British India. It was rechristened “ Thomason College of Civil Engg” eight years later. A century later, in 1949, it became an engineering university, the first of its kind in independent India.
The Roorkee University is placed amongst the most advanced world-class technological universities. It has significantly contributed to country ’s technological advancement. In 2001, the University was given the status of “ Institute of national importance.” It was transformed into “ Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee”.
The institute offers ten undergraduate courses in architecture as well as Engineering and technology. In addition, it offers 55 PG courses and numerous Ph. D programs in various departments as well as research centers. Admissions for UG courses are conducted on the basis of IIT-JEE score.
The IIT Roorkee emphasizes industry-sponsored research as well as consultancy as the basic attributes of good academic accomplishments. The necessary institutional support network is provided for these activities. These are the significant activities for the faculty and students to participate in the development of modern technology.
The institute is accelerating the collaborative research along with eminent technological institutes with international funding from agencies such as UNDP as well as European Commission.
IIT Roorkee has attracted world class companies to its campus for placement interviews. In one of the recent years, the highest package was 1.4 crores and the average package was excellent at 10 to 12 lakh rupees per anum. Training and placement cell has been effective in organizing placement as well as internships.
Prominent recruiters at the campus include Microsoft, google, oracle, E&Y, Genpact, IBM, McKinsey, HDFC Bank, IOC, Boston analytics, Tata Motors, Goldman Sachs, Tata Steel, Barclay capital, Mecon, Sun Microsystems and others.
National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand( NITUK ) was established in Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand state in the year 2010. It has been given the status of the “ Institute of National Importance”. Initially, it operated from a temporary campus, ie Government ITI at Srinagar. Permanent campus is being built at Sumari village, Pauri Garhwal.
NITUK offers 5 UG courses and many PG courses such as M.Plan., M.Arch., M.Tech. programs. Courses in Science and humanities are also offered.
UG admissions are conducted on the basis of JEE ranking, whereas admission to PG courses is done on the basis of GATE rank. Institute provides facilities for sports as well as cultural activities. Seminars and guest lectures are often organized.
Training and Placement cell conducts pre-placement training for final year students. Recruiter visitors to the campus include Infosys, NSE, Amazon, Mu Sigma, Info edge, L&T, DRDO, Ramco systems and others.
BT KUMAON Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, Almora
BT Kumao Institute of Technology was formerly known as Kumao College of Engineering. It was established in Dwarahat, Almora in 1986.The institute offers UG courses in 7 streams and PG courses in 3 streams including MCA as well as the doctorate in some departments. Students are selected for B.Tech. admission on the basis of their rank in JEE Main examination. The institute emphasizes the all-round development of students with facility for extracurricular activities as well as sporting events. Training and placement cell is active in organizing placements for final year students.
Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Engineering & Technology, Pauri
“GB Pant College of Engg” was established at Ghurdauri of Uttarakhand (Pauri Garhwal region). The college was started in the year 1989-90. It aims to instill the spirit of perfection. Later it was rechristened as “ G B Pant Institute of Engg and Technology Pauri”. It has become one of the modern high technology institutes of the state. The institute has been conferred “Autonomous” status.
The college offers UG courses in 7 popular streams. Admission is conducted On the basis of JEEMain ranking. In addition, it conducts MCA, M Tech courses as well as doctorate programs. Most of the faculty members are highly qualified. T&P cell organizes placement for the final year students. Percentage of placements is not very high.
THDC Institute of Hydro-power Engg and Technology, Tehri
THDC Institute of Hydro-power Engg and Technology is situated in Bhagirathipuram, in Tehri. It was founded in 2011.
THDCIHET has been affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University and approved by AICTE. The college offers 5 UG courses in engineering. Placement scenario is moderate.
Institute of Technology, Gopeshwar
Institute of Technology, Gopeshwar is a constituent institute of Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. It was started in 2013. It was established for ensuring the technical development of Uttarakhand. College provides a peaceful environment for academic activities and development of students’ potential. It conducts B.Tech. Courses in 5 disciplines.
“Seemant Institute of Technology Pithorgarh” began its academic work in 2011. It was conceived as a project to upgrade technical awareness in the border regions by facilitating modern technological education to the youngsters. The mission of the institute is to create technocrats and innovators.
The institute provides UG courses in engg(B Tech) in 5 disciplines. The Training & Placement cell of the institute conducts pre-placement training and organize campus interviews. It has been able to place a significant proportion of eligible students in reputed companies.
Women Institute of Technology, Dehradoon
Women Institute of Technology, ( WIT ) was founded in Dehradoon in the year 2011. The college is a constituent of Uttarakhand Technical University. It Provides conducive ambiance for the academic as well as extracurricular activities. The college offers B Tech courses in five popular streams.
Admission in WIT Dehradoon for the UG course is conducted on the basis of JEE main ranking. For lateral entry, the admission is given on the basis of UKSEE ( Uttarakhand State level Entrance Examination).
The Institutes placement cell grooms the final year students in areas for placement. Well-known companies visit campus for recruiting the candidates.
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Institute of Technology, Tanakpur
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Institute of Technology, Tanakpur, Champawat dist., is one of the latest constituent colleges of Uttarakhand Technical University in Dehradun. It was founded in the year 2016. IT Tanakpur offers B Tech courses in Mech Engg as well as Civil Engg.
GOVIND BALLABH PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNOLOGY, Pant Nagar: The College of Technology
The prestigious college of Technology is part of G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (established in the year 1966). It offers B Tech in 8 streams including Agricultural Engineering. There are twenty-four PG courses including MCA.
Directorate of Placement and counseling of the University is able to organize effective placements for final year students. Admissions to B Tech programs are given on the basis of AIEEE. The College has a unique advantage of latest infrastructure and laboratories.
The engineering colleges of Uttarakhand have the advantage of modern infrastructure, qualified faculty, and good academic environment. Some of them have decent placement record.